Searching for the perfect Christmas gift can be an unbelievably frustrating and daunting task. And every single year I tell myself that I’m going to start earlier and earlier so that by the time Christmas comes around I am actually ready for it instead of having mid-day panic attacks because I still have to shop for this person or that one, bake this, or decorate that! OMG. Just thinking about it and I feel like I’m about to break out in hives! 😂
BUT, this year I really am going to try and do this and yes, believe it or not this is early for me. My mom would say otherwise as she literally starts her Holiday shopping the day after Christmas, but lets not even get into that whole situation. I’m sure some of you understand this struggle! Anyway — as you already know if you have ready any of my blog, I’m totally obsessed with Etsy and it is only fitting that I do the majority of my holiday shopping with them. I mean, where else can you find unique gifts for EVERY personality in your family without having to go 20 different stores or wait in 2 hour long lines?!?! Yeah, exactly 😊 Granted you can easily spend hours shopping online and get just as flustered searching for the perfect gift amongst an endless sea of choices, but atleast you can do it in your PJs. And Etsy has even attempted to make the search less painless with their handy dandy Holiday Gift Guide — a treasure trove of gift ideas that cover your favorite hostess, friend, boss, or co-worker. And while this gift guide is a welcome surprise for shoppers, it can be a bit tedious to get through. Which is why I went through it for you and picked out some of my favorites! And the goal is to try and do this on a weekly basis to help you find some unique gifts for your loved ones. (But we will see how that goes 😊)Hope you enjoy the first round of picks!
⛄️Initial Clay Necklace by JillMakes⛄️ : “Handmade personalized charm clay necklace with initial of your choice. Necklace comes on a raw brass colored chain, and the chain measures 30 inches. Initial charm is 3 inches long. This necklace is hand stamped. The letters are aligned by eye and stamped individually by hand.”
❄️Handmade Large Wooden Blocks by HappyLittleFolksShop❄️ : “Large hand painted eco wooden blocks will make a perfect gift for any occasion. Beautiful 4 pastel colours and geometrical patterns make them fun to play with and teach creativity, shapes, develop imagination and motor skills. Blocks are made of solid fir wood, which is sustainably sourced in Europe. They are untreated, except for the pattern. I use non-toxic, water based paint which has toy safety certificate. I finish the pattern with a natural sealer made of organic beeswax and botanical oils. 20 blocks packed in grey cotton bag with a stamp of our logo. Bag of blocks comes packed in a eco kraft box, ready to be gifted.”
🎅🏻Handmade Christmas Felt Ball Garland by TheFeltingDorcas🎅🏻 : “Decorate for Christmas this year with this classic felt ball garland for a modern twist! This garland is not only great around a Christmas tree, but it’s perfect as Christmas mantel and staircase decorations as well. It is versatile, reusable and will always add a whimsical and beautiful touch to any ambience. Handmade with 100% wool felt balls of 2.5cm each and strung on a strong cotton string.”
☃️Handmade Ceramic Planters by noemarin☃️ : “Cute ceramic planters handmade called Manolitos. Set of three ceramic plant pots perfect to give a touch of color and fun to your desk, shelve or table. This small planters are really soft and brilliant prepared for succulent plants of cactus which just need some water. You can plant your succulent directly inside the planter or use a little plastic pot. Handmade unique piece made in our small and family studio using traditional processes and committed to the environment. We do every product from start to finish.”